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    S. Clay Wilson - Twenty Drawings Portfolio Special Edition with Original Art (The Abington Book Shop, 1967). Underground comix pioneer S. Clay Wilson, a veteran of publications Zap Comix, and Playboy, refers to his complex ink drawings as his "dense-pack style." This incredibly rare portfolio of Wilson's early drawings, long out of print, contains not only the twenty black and white plates, but also the four original ink drawings by Wilson that were used as cover illustrations on the portfolio envelope. The portfolio was issued in 1967 with around 100 or so copies of each cover, and a special edition of 25 featuring all 4 drawings. The specimen offered here is the granddaddy of 'em all, and had the original four drawings themselves attached to the cover, making this a one-of-a-kind item! This portfolio also includes the letter from the publisher to order extra copies, which fell out of most portfolios. The plates measure 14" x 11" and each original drawing measures 4" x 5". The portfolio envelope has some major edge wear, and the original art drawings have since been removed and placed inside; otherwise the condition is Good. The plates and original drawings are in Excellent condition. If S. Clay Wilson is your cup of tea, rest assured you'll love this tasty treat! From the collection of Jesse Edwards/JES Archives.

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